EV pioneer to unveil electric city car concept

Nissan has announced that it is to display a new city-themed electric vehicle concept at the Paris Motor Show next month.

The Japanese automaker, which will be one of the first to arrive on the global market with a production electric vehicle when the LEAF goes on sale later this year, says that the vehicle is an insight into how it may expand its portfolio of EVs in the future.

Named Townpod, the concept is aimed at a "future generation of home-based, innovative entrepreneurs who are tech savvy."

Nissan says that the concept combines eye-catching design with a spacious and practical interior, and although it's not much, the automaker has released an image of one of the vehicle's futuristic lights to prove the point.

Given Nissan's advanced market lead with electric vehicles,  the Townpod is likely to draw considerable attention at the show - the Nissan LEAF will be on show next to it ahead of the start of European deliveries earlier next year.

The automaker will also display the new Nissan Micra and the Nissan Juke, along with the debut of significant upgrades to the firm's SUV, the Nissan X-TRAIL.

The Townpod will join other electric vehicle concepts from Mercedes-Benz, which is reported to be readying a debut of a limited-edition electric A-Class and Kia, which will debut its Pop city car.

http://www.nissan.co.jp

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